Mission Road News


Monday, October 13, 2014, 7:00 PM – Mission Bells Rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 6:30 PM – Saints’ Chorale rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 8:45 AM – Donuts & Coffee Breakfast (Paul Hedrick), join the informal conversations in the Fellowship Hall.

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 9:30 AM – Sunday School Classes for children and adults.

  • Children’s Pre-baptismal class, taught by Debbie Rushfelt – 9:30 to 10:15 AM.
  • Pre-Teen class will meet in a downstairs classroom – 9:30 to 10:15 AM.
  • Adult Class will meet in the Church Library – 9:30 to 10:15 AM.

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 10:30 AM – Clint Reine will speak on the theme “Consider What Is God’s” with Kennetha Kuttler presiding. Avis Garrett-Baptist will serve as worship planner. The Mission Bells will offer the ministry of music.

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 6:00-9:00 PM – Church Art Group meets at Jeremy and Avis Baptist’s home.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6:30 PM – Saints’ Chorale rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.


On Sunday, October 19, 2014, the Adult Class will discuss III Nephi (in the Book of Mormon) and the coming of Jesus to America. We’ll continue focusing on the Sermon on the Mount using the handout previously provided in class. Class members are also encouraged to read Chapter 15 in Alan Tyree’s book “Millions Call It Scripture”. The chapter is called “The Christian Witness of the Book of Mormon.” Jonathan Bacon will lead the discussion.


Who will win the coveted chili cook-off apron this year plus bragging rights? This is your chance to prove your chili is the best in the world! You’re invited to bring a pot of your best chili to share at the Annual Chili Cook-Off sponsored by the Mission Road Congregation, Community of Christ.

In addition to Chili and an assortment of desserts, the evening will include Karaoke with John Canterbury at the controls. Bring your best singing voice or any old set of vocal chords.

Additionally you can bring your Halloween pumpkin for the First Annual Carved Pumpkin Contest, judged by the world-renowned mother/daughter team Allie and Jennifer Libeer.

Oh yes, for those non-Chili Lovers, we’ll be offering hot dogs and Nachos too! We’ve got you covered!

If you haven’t already guessed, it’ll be an evening of fun, fellowship with fervent competition and flamboyant vocals! Don’t miss this event!

Cost? $7 per person, under age 7 are free!


Please be aware we have tentatively scheduled our Annual Business Meeting for Sunday, November 9, 2014. We will plan to have a potluck dinner after church followed by the business meeting. The budget and congregational officers and Pastors will be the main topics.


All are invited to the Church Art Group which is held on the 1st and 3rd Sunday’s of each month at the Avis and Jeremy Baptist Home from 6:00-9:00 PM. You don’t have to be an artist to attend, only a willingness to try is necessary.


Do you have a Ukulele in your closet or ever wanted to learn to play? You’re invited to join a fun, social group that learning to play the Ukulele! The Ukulele Group meets at 6:30 PM on the first Thursday of every month. Part of the fun is sharing a potluck meal together as well! Contact Avis Garrett-Baptist for more information!


Robin Payne and Clint Reine, current co-pastors, wish to announce the selection and appointment of a committee to search for new possible pastors that to be nominated at the November business meeting. If you have comments or suggestions for the committee as to whom you would like to see considered, please contact one of the following individuals on the search committee: Margaret Athey, Avis Garrett-Baptist, Jim McLaughlin, Ron Millard, Eloise Snider, and Jerry Rushfelt.


Our congregational worship service podcasts are hosted online at https://copy.com/ej21J9e1xKOCiJwX

Recently added podcasts include:

Linda Dayton’s message on September 7, 2014, filename 20140907-LDayton.mp3

Jim McLaughlin’s message on September 14, 2014, filename 20140914-JMcLaughlin.mp3

Ron Millard’s message on September 21, 2014, filename 20140921-RMillard.mp3

Robin Payne’s message on September 28, 2014, filename 20140928-RPayne.mp3

The beginning numbers of each filename indicate the Sunday of the podcast. The first 4 digits represent the year, the next two digits indicate the month and last two digits represent the day of the month. In most cases, the date is followed by a dash and then the first initial and last name of the speaker.

Podcasts from previous years are located in folders corresponding to the year (2005, 2006, 2007, and so on). If you missed a Sunday, this provides you a way to hear the music and the message.


The next meeting of the All Good Books Club is scheduled for 7:00 PM on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at the Leawood Pioneer Library (4700 Town Center Drive, Leawood, KS) to discuss “Me Before You” by JoJo Moyes.

Start reading now so you can join the discussion!

For information on upcoming book club dates and titles, plus a list of past reads, check out the book club’s website at http://allbooksclub.wordpress.com

If You Don’t Have a Facebook Account

If you’re not already on Facebook, you probably have a child or grandchild or friend who can show you how to setup an account and how to join the group. If not, try watching the Grovo tutorials on Facebook. There are several including “Signing Up for Facebook” at http://www.grovo.com/facebook-getting-started/signing-up-for-facebook

After watching that tutorial, check out the list of other free tutorials listed in the right margin under More on Facebook Getting Started.

Once you have a Facebook account, log in and check out our public page at http://facebook.com/missionroad.coc. The information posted on that page is for the general public. You’ll see the name of the page listed as Community of Christ – Mission Road.

To Join the Closed Congregational Group on Facebook

To join the “closed Facebook group” established for members of the congregation you’ll need to log into your Facebook account at www.facebook.com and use the search box to search for “Mission Road.” In the search results, under Groups, you’ll see Mission Road Congregation Members Only Group. This is the Facebook “closed group” and a place you can post prayer concerns, and other news specific to the congregation.

When you arrive at the page, click the Join button (by the group name). If you have difficulty, contact Jonathan Bacon at jonathanpbacon. Once you’ve joined (and one of the site administrators confirms your membership), you’ll thereafter see the Mission Road Congregation Members Only Group link in the left margin of your Facebook page. Click that link anytime to view the Group’s page.

Keep in mind that the public site (Community of Christ – Mission Road) is used for announcements and news meant for the public (everyone), while the Mission Road Congregation Members Only Group is for information intended just for congregational members (prayer lists, baby shower announcements, wedding announcements, budget updates, and so on).

Currently, the Facebook group includes 123 members and friends. Have you joined yet?

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